Alaska Coast Pilot Notes from Yakutat Bay to Cook Inlet

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1908 - Pilot guides - 36 pages
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Page 13 - and the north entrance of Latouche Passage through the passage south of Chenega Island. During very cold weather ice sometimes forms in the arms of the sound which reach well into the mountains, and is at times sufficiently heavy to impede navigation for wooden vessels. PORT ETCHES is an
Page 29 - to ?- mile from the entire northern shore at the head of the bay. The shores and islands are steep and high, with precipitous slopes in many places. The anchorages are few and indifferent on account of the great depths, and are subject to heavy williwaws. Seal Rocks, the
Page 29 - Island, % mile southeastward of Cape Resurrection, is small, bare, rounded, precipitous, and 472 feet high. RESURRECTION BAY is about 16 miles long from Cape Resurrection. The depths are great throughout, and there are no dangers in the usual track of vessels. A
Page 15 - direction. Its principal importance is derived from the railroad terminal of Cordova on Orea Inlet at its head. Its southern side is formed by Hinchinbrook and Hawkins islands and is clear with the exception of Middle Ground Shoal. Its north side is indented by large bays which are of no present commercial importance. Knowles Head,
Page 11 - water. The bar at the mouth of the river has a depth of about 3
Page 29 - mile. Rocks about 30 feet high lie off its eastern side well northward of the cape. From alongshore eastward or westward the cape shows a wooded peak at the end, with a large conical rock in the water close to its foot. The cape 6 miles
Page 13 - Glacial ice is rarely found in the open waters of Prince William Sound.
Page 25 - several dangers as mentioned. The southeast shore of the bay is indented by a number of bays and coves and by
Page 8 - feet high, and at the top is a massive pyramid with a shoulder on each side as seen from southward. From Icy Cape to Cape Suckling, a distance of about
Page 15 - Island. A small cove in Hinchinbrook Island, 3 miles northward of Bear Cape, has anchorage a little southward of the middle of the entrance in 8 to 10 fathoms, with shelter from easterly and -southeasterly winds. Temporary anchorage, with shelter from off-shore winds, may be had southward of the sharp point, with two rocks about

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